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LabCorp Using SmartGene's Database to ID Pathogens

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — SmartGene today said that LabCorp will use its database services to help it identify bacterial and fungal pathogens.
 
SmartGene said its web-based Integrated Database Network System speeds the identification process by allowing researchers to use gene sequences to identify organisms that can be time-intensive to grow in the lab.
 
SmartGene said its reference database uses algorithms to remove and sift potentially useful sequences from large public stores of genetic data, and that allows the company’s customers to manage information without using lab instruments or reagent systems.  
 
Financial terms of the agreement were not released.

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